sostinente pianoforte


variants or less commonly sostenente pianoforte
: any of various keyboard instruments resembling the piano (such as the melopiano, piano-violin, or harmonichord) that contain a mechanism for prolonging the strings' tones

called also sostenente piano, sostinente piano, sustaining piano

Word History


sostinente alteration of sostenente entry 1

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sostinente pianoforte was in 1816

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“Sostinente pianoforte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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